There are many reasons to volunteer at Peachtree Corners' Robert Fowler Family YMCA, like giving back to the community or helping a child learn to read, or catch a ball.
There is another reason to volunteer, that you may not have considered: volunteering is good for your health.
Research by the Corporation for National and Community Services has found a significant connection between volunteering and good health. The report shows that "volunteers have greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of depression and less incidence of heart disease."
At the Y we see this everyday, people who give back to others lead happier and healthier lives than those who do not volunteer. Y volunteers come from all walks of life but they share a common trait — wanting to help others. And Fowler Y can always use more helping hands.
Did you know that volunteers are a big part of the Y Youth Sports Program? That's right, our coaches, co-coaches and team parents are volunteers!
In addition to sports, you can mentor a teen, or raise funds through our Annual Giving Campaign to ensure the Y is accessible to everyone in our community. You can also be a Member Ambassador and make new members feel at home at Fowler Y.
Contact Odette Talbert, Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to discover the many ways that you can volunteer at the Y.